Travel Website of the Week: Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator

Watching my local news the other night, I saw a very helpful segment with consumer reporter Ric Romero about the best charities to donate to. I learned that this time of year, donations typically spike as people become more generous with their money, and I heard echoes of my own concerns with how different charities are spending their money. Well, Charity […]

Loews Hotels and Resorts Invites You to “Wrappy Hour”

Loews Bar

This holiday season Loews Hotels and Resorts have combined wrapping  presents, happy hour, and charitable giving.  It’s called “Wrappy Hour.”  Grab some unwrapped gifts, get some friends together, and head over to the nearest Loews Hotel. From now until December 24, visit any of the participating Loews Hotels & Resorts between 5-6 pm and have […]

Website of the Week: Passports with Purpose

Passports with Purpose

Can you believe it’s December already? That means it’s time to start shelling out the cash to buy presents and support our favorite charities. One way to do both is to make one or multiple $10 donations on one (or all 73) of Passports with Purpose (PWP) prizes. The PWP gals rallied the travel blogger […]

Video of the Week: Prince Andrew rappels down The Shard — Europe’s tallest building


Prince Andrew, Prince Charles’ brother rappelled 785 feet (239 meters) down the side of The Shard — Europe’s tallest building — to raise money for charity. He began on the 87th floor and finished on the 20th and it took him 30 minutes. He was part of a group of roughly 40 participants raising funds […]

Website of the Week: Pack For A Purpose

Pack for a Purpose

Want to make a huge impact locally, with very little effort and at minimal cost? Here’s a non-profit organization that gives an opportunity for travelers to drop off some much-needed supplies to schools, orphanages, clinics and other groups that have been chosen. All you have to do is bring the supplies from home (each destination […]

Product of the Week: United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets


Instead of sending me a birthday present how about buying a bed net to help save a life? More than 200 million people are infected with malaria, and 600,000 die from the disease every year. Most are in Africa and children under the age of five. But a bed net is simple tool to help […]

Going Beyond: Land, Animals and People

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Rhino on Phinda Reserve, South Africa. Story and Images by: Michaela Guzy, Founder of The Africa Foundation, created by &Beyond, currently runs 382 projects in 42 communities in five countries.  I had the pleasure of meeting several of the dedicated &Beyond staff, one notable character was Les Carlisle.  Among the many titles he carries, are […]

Insider City Guide: Nairobi, Kenya – From Extreme Rags to Riches


Kibera Slum, Nairobi, Kenya. The largest slum in Kenya and second in Africa. Michaela Guzy, Found of, from Nairobi, Kenya. Nairobi is a city of the most extreme diversity.  After weeks in the bush, it felt great to wash off the dirt and wear the limited non-safari gear in my bag.  Admittedly, Nairobi gets a […]